Watch Staind’s Aaron Lewis & Mike Mushok Perform An Acoustic Version Of “Mudshovel”

Aaron Lewis was joined by his Staind bandmate Mike Mushok during a livestreamed acoustic performance on November 20. Footage of “Mudshovel” from the set has since surfaced online and can be seen below. As previously reported, Lewis will be playing another livestreamed acoustic show on November 27.

Demon Hunter Share New Live Video For Their Acoustic Version Of “I Am A Stone”

Demon Hunter have shared a new live video for an acoustic version of “I Am A Stone.” The footage is taken from the band’s November 20 livestream concert in which they performed their new acoustic album “Songs Of Death And Resurrection” (out March 5) in full at Dark Horse Studios in Franklin, TN.

Gabriel And The Apocalypse Share Acoustic Version Of “Bleed Me An Ocean”

Gabriel And The Apocalypse have shared a visualizer for a new acoustic version of “Bleed Me An Ocean.” Jake LaCore said the following about the track:

“We wanted to make a stripped-down version of this song and show a little bit more of our flexibility as a band. Bleed Me An Ocean serves perfectly to translate into an acoustic version of the song.”

[via Sofa King Cool]

Watch Metallica Perform Reworked Versions Of “Blackened” & “Disposable Heroes” During Recent “Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction”

Yesterday (November 14), Metallica played a special show as part of their virtual “Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction.” Footage of several tracks, including a new acoustic version of “Blackened” and an alternate version of “Disposable Heroes,” can be found below, along with the setlist. Proceeds from the event went towards the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation.

Setlist:

Acoustic Set:

01. “Blackened”
02. “Creeping Death”
03. “When A Blind Man Cries” (Deep Purple cover)
04. “The Unforgiven”
05. “Now That We’re Dead”
06. “Turn The Page” (Bob Seger cover)
07. “Nothing Else Matters”
08. “All Within My Hands” (feat. Layne Ulrich and Castor Hetfield)

Electric set:

09. “Disposable Heroes” (alternate version)
10. “The House Of The Rising Son” (traditional folk cover)
11. “Wasting My Hate”
12. “For Whom The Bell Tolls”
13. “Master Of Puppets”
14. “Enter Sandman”

Silverstein Release Acoustic Version Of “California”

Silverstein have released an acoustic version of their song “California.” This track will appear on the band’s “Redux II“ release, which will be available on November 20. That effort will feature various re-recorded/reworked tracks.

Demon Hunter To Release New Acoustic Album “Songs Of Death And Resurrection” In March

Demon Hunter will be releasing a new acoustic album titled “Songs Of Death And Resurrection“ on March 5. The effort will feature twelve re-recorded tracks including new versions of “Dead Flowers” and “Loneliness,“ which feature frontman Ryan Clark‘s mother Peggy. The record will also feature additional vocals and piano from Joanna Ott and strings from Chris Carmichael.

“Songs Of Death And Resurrection” Track Listing:

01. “My Throat Is An Open Grave (Resurrected)”
02. “Dead Flowers (Resurrected)”
03. “The Heart Of A Graveyard (Resurrected)”
04. “Praise The Void (Resurrected)”
05. “Blood In The Tears (Resurrected)”
06. “Loneliness (Resurrected)”
07. “I Will Fail You (Resurrected)”
08. “I Am A Stone (Resurrected)”
09. “Deteriorate (Resurrected)”
10. “Carry Me Down (Resurrected)”
11. “The Tide Began To Rise (Resurrected)”
12. “My Heartstrings Come Undone (Resurrected)“

Ryan Clark commented:

“The Demon Hunter ballad has been a defining aspect of our band since our very first album. My brother and I knew that if we wanted the freedom to pursue more somber, more melodic moments of creativity, we had to set that precedent from the beginning. What we didn’t realize then was just how important these songs would become to both the band and our fans.

The concept of an acoustic record is something we’ve been considering—and encouraged to pursue by fans—for many years. After ten studio albums, and a tour cycle that included a full acoustic set, it felt like the right time to actualize this idea. What we didn’t want to do is something we had done before. Though we’ve played many of these songs in acoustic fashion over the years, we’ve never done so with such a level of care and attention. We hope that comes across in these recordings.”

In other news, the group will also be performing the album in full during a livestream concert at Dark Horse Studios in Franklin, TN. The virtual event will be held on November 20 and tickets can be purchased HERE.

Chevelle Share Acoustic Version Of New Song “Endlessly”

Chevelle have shared a new video for an acoustic version of their new song “Endlessly.“ You can check that out below. In related news, the group have also shared a mock interview between Pete Loeffler and his brother/bandmate Sam Loeffler. In that clip, the two confirmed that their new album is finished. Sam said the following:

“We have some new music coming out after quite a while. It’s all finished, the album is done, and we should have a release date very shortly. We’re gonna shoot a video next week for the first single. I’m excited about that. I’m excited to get out and start working again.”

Metallica Share Preview Of “Live & Acoustic From HQ” Streaming Charity Event

Metallica are previewing their virtual “Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction” with a clip of “All Within My Hands.” You can check that out below. The event will be streamed live from the band’s headquarters in San Rafael, CA on November 14.